Wednesday Night Lectures

All Wednesday night lectures are held in the Speck Auditorium at 8:00 PM Eastern followed by a wine and cheese reception right outside the building. Lectures are recorded and available for viewing by clicking on the lecture title.

suresh-jesuthasan
June 5, 2019
Nanyang Technological University Singapore


 
nicholas-bellono
June 26, 2019
Harvard University
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of sensory adaptation

 
July 3, 2019
Cornell University
State dependent activity of neural circuits regulating foraging and food intake

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July 10, 2019  Nicholls Lecture
Yale School of Medicine 
Functional flexibility: development and dynamics in state-dependent cortical circuits
peyman-golshaniJuly 17, 2019
Peyman Golshani
UCLA School of Medicine
New tools to image network dynamics in freely behaving animals
Gilles LaurentJuly 22, 2019 Forbes Lecture
Gilles Laurent
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
The 2018 Wednesday Night Lecture Schedule:
June 6, 2018
Louisiana State University

 
carlsonJune 13, 2018
Washington University
Linking evolutionary change in sensory perception to its cellular and network substrates in weakly electric fish

June 20, 2018 Konishi Lecture
University of Arizona

July 11, 2018
New York University

July 18, 2018 Nicholls Lecture
Duke University

The 2017 Wednesday Night Lecture Schedule:
 
June 7
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
 
June 14
Josh Gordon
NIMH
June 21
UC Berkeley
 
June 28
Cynthia Moss
Johns Hopkins University
 
July 12  Nicholls Lecture
Mala Murthy
Princeton University
Neural Mechanisms for Dynamic Acoustic Communication in Flies

 

Rockefeller University
July 26
Columbia University
 

 

The 2016 Wednesday Night Lecture Schedule:
June 15
Michael Long
New York University
How does the Brain Generate Behavioral Sequences?

June 22
Sarah London
The University of Chicago
Measuring and Manipulating the Dynamic Genome to Understand Brain Function and Behavior

June 29
Villu Maricq 
University of Utah
How Motors Deliver and Remove the Machinery of Memory

July 6
Adrienne Fairhall
University of Washington
Variability and Synchrony in Birdsong Learning

July 13 Nicholls Lecture
Carol Barnes
University of Arizona
Impact of Aging on Circuits Critical for Normal Memory Function

July 20
Todd Sacktor
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
PKMzeta, LTP, and Memory

July 27 Konishi Lecture
Gilles Laurent 
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
On the Brain of Sleeping Dragons

The 2015 Wednesday Night Lecture Schedule:
June 10
Benedict Carey
Science Writer
Drunk Fruit Flies and Grandiose Irritability: Finding the Science in the Story

June 17
Bettina Osborn
NIMH
A Bird’s Eye View of an Evolving NIMH Grant Portfolio in Learning and Memory

June 24 Konishi Lecture
Margaret McCarthy
University of Maryland Medical School
Surprising Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain

July 1
Sarah Woolley
McGill University
Generation and Perception of Vocal Variability

July 8
Michael Markham
University of Oklahoma
Energetics of an Active Sensory and Communication Signal: Organismal, Cellular, and Molecular Perspectives

July 15  Nicholls Lecture 
Allison Barth
Carnegie Mellon University
Dynamic Connectivity Mediated through Presynaptic Silencing in Pyramidal Cell Networks

July 22 Forbes Lecture
William Catterall
University of Washington
Calcium Channel Regulation and Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity

July 29
Nachum Ulanovsky
Weizmann Institute
Neural Codes for 2-D and 3-D Space in the Hippocampal Formation of Bats

 

ARCHIVED WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECTURES

Jeff Lichtman (Harvard)  A Connectomic Approach to Neural Systems & Behavior 07/31/14

Michael Nitabach (Yale University)  Neural Circuits Controlling Innate Behavior 07/08/14

Edward Kravitz (Harvard)  A New Department, a New Transmitter Compound, a War and a Movement or How I Spent the 60s and Early 70s 06/23/14